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Experiment with Lumi and original negatives (fail)

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Last month we're selected to participate into Lumi night at Makespace Madrid. This instructable  summarizes a failed experiment. I decided to reuse old negatives to customize a shirt. This is the process.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Natural fiber shirt, old negatives, scissors, Lumi product set, adhesive tape or other opaque material to the edge.

Step 2: Plan the layout

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I want to write the letters MKS (Makespace)

Step 3: Making frame

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There are many ways to do it, here are used adhesive tape. The framework helps the dye is on the inside of the letters.

Step 4: Apply dye

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Once finished the frame, apply the red dye evenly and without flooding.

Step 5: Remove excess dye

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With a paper remove the excess dye to ensure product uniformity on the shirt.

Step 6: Place the negatives

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As interested as remaining stuck to the fabric may opt to fix them with sewing pins.

Step 7: Expose to sunlight

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The exposure time was between 40 minutes and one hour because the day was overcast (with full sun 10-12 minutes)

Step 8: Wash the shirt

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I washed the shirt to stop the process and... failed!!   Appears that the negatives have blocked UV rays and heave not printed the images. Nevertheless, I like the result and are looking forward to further customize clothes with Lumi, a great product very useful and easy to use